•Paul Ginnell is the Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland since 2018. Prior to that he was the Policy Officer of the Network for over ten years. Paul is a member of EAPN Europe’s policy working group. At national level Paul also coordinates the Community Platform, a network of 31 national anti-poverty and equality organisations, and the Better Europe Alliance which engages national and European decision makers on key EU policy developments. Before coming to EAPN Ireland Paul was Coordinator of Westmeath EQUAL, and the Limerick Travellers Development Group. He has also worked in overseas development in Kenya and Sudan. Paul is a qualified Community Worker with a Masters in Applied Social Studies.